709: Save Your Shift Key

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Listening to David and Stephen praise the MacBook Air, I thought, well, my MacBook Pro is five years old, and I’ll need an update soon.

Moreover: For around-the-house computing, I now have an iPad mini, which I use most of the time, and an iPad Air, which I use with a keyboard in laptop mode. Instead of the iPad Air, I think I would be happier with a MacBook Air.

So a new MacBook Air would replace not one but TWO devices.

Why not price one, I thought to myself. I called up the Apple Store app on my iPhone (also ancient and due for an update), while waiting for the dog to do her business in the yard before bedtime. $1,200+. Not bad, I thought.

But I’d want more memory and more storage than standard, and the full three-year AppleCare+ and—


I don’t think I’m getting a MacBook Air anytime soon.


Feedback Episodes are my favorites. Listening to D&S talk about new or obscure apps in their workflows gives me the warm fuzzies. Talk about Apps more please.


I would not say Feedback episodes are my favorites, but I always enjoy them and I’m happy when they come up in the rotation.

Possibly related: I could easily watch a three-hour movie expanding the after-credits scene in “Guardians of the Galaxy 3.”

Actually, feedback episodes are my favourite. I don’t listen to every MPU episode but I listen to every feedback episode…


I skip a lot of the interview episodes unless it is a person who developed an app that interests me…

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Finally got to this episode, @MacSparky making sure you know for hot corners: you can hold down modifier keys when assigning what corner does what and then that hot corner won’t perform the assigned function until you hit it with the modifier key selected. Example; I have my upper right assigned to control center when holding CMD, so when I hold down the command key and hit that corner, control center slides out. Show desktop and Mission Control are my other corners while holding CMD key, but upper left I just have set to disable screen saver without a modifier key. I do a lot of long renders and downloads/uploads, and want to make sure my MacBook Pro doesn’t go to sleep overnight sometimes (I turn the display off), so I just make sure the mouse is on that corner before i leave and know at least the computer sleeping won’t be an issue.